Far from the Madding Crowd | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by H. M. Daleski

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Far from the Madding Crowd.
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Critical Essay by H. M. Daleski

SOURCE: Daleski, H. M. “Far from the Madding Crowd: The Only Love.” In Thomas Hardy and Paradoxes of Love, pp. 56-82. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

In the following essay, Daleski analyzes the forms of love in Far from the Madding Crowd, placing it in the context of later novels.

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Far from the Madding Crowd, says Howard Babb, is “not in the same class with Hardy's later achievements”; and Irving Howe echoes him in stating it is a novel that “by no stretch of affection could be called major.”1 It seems to me, however, that if Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure clearly stand alone as Hardy's two great novels, Far from the Madding Crowd is nonetheless...

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